Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ features Tiger Lake, LTE, and removable SSD

A Microsoft Surface Pro 8 tablet with next-gen hardware is probably coming this year. But Microsoft’s first new tablet of the year is the Surface Pro 7+ for Business. As the name suggests, this tablet is designed for business (and education) customers, but it features a few key upgrades. It’s powered by 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake” […]

Lilbits: Google acquires company that lets you turn Windows PCs into Chromebooks (and other recent tech news)

A company called Neverware has been offering software called CloudReady that lets you turn old computers into pseudo Chromebooks since 2015. But in order to do that, the company has been using software based on Chromium OS, the open source version of Chrome OS. Now Google has acquired the company and, among other things, that […]

Microsoft brings x64 emulation to Windows on ARM

Windows on ARM was supposed to deliver the best of the both worlds: the low power consumption, long battery life, and always-connected capabilities that come with ARM-based chips, and compatibility with millions of Windows applications. In practice, it’s been more of a mixed bag. Not all Windows applications have been compatible, and performance hasn’t always […]

Xbox Cloud Gaming coming to PC and iOS in 2021

Xbox Cloud Gaming debuted this year, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream PC games to supported Android smartphones. But the service, formerly known as Project xCloud, doesn’t currently support other platforms. That changes next year. Microsoft has announced that a Xbox Cloud Gaming beta is coming to Windows PCs in 2021. It’s also coming […]

Lilbits: Windows is 35 years old, RadioShack isn’t dead yet (except it kind of is)

One score and umm… fifteen years ago, Microsoft released Windows 1.0. The first version of Windows wasn’t really a full-fledged operating system, but more of a graphical user interface that made MS-DOS a little more user-friendly. But it introduced some core features that remain to this day, including the idea of using a mouse to […]

It’s getting easier to install Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10

The Windows Subsystem for Linux allows you to download and install Linux and run command-line tools (and soon full-fledged desktop apps) on a Windows 10 computer. But installing a Linux distro using WSL has been a kind of tricky, multi-step process… until now. Earlier this year Microsoft announced it was working on an update that […]

Does a $200 price drop make Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo any more attractive? (Now it’s $1200)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is both one of the most interesting devices Microsoft has released in years… and also possibly one of the hardest to justify buying. With a list price of $1400, it’s a first-generation dual-screen handheld that could eventually pave the way for a new type of computing device. But right now it […]

Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]